Improve Nutrient Testing and Management Practices with New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast

Nutrient management, including the efficient application of inputs, is critically important for maintaining cotton quality and yield year after year. 

A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Utilizing Tissue and Petiole Sampling in Cotton Production” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts accurately monitor and maintain sufficient levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur. 

This 35-minute talk by Hunter Frame, Assistant Professor and Field Crops Agronomist at Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center, provides information that helps users: 

  • Follow plant sampling methods to ensure quality results
  • Track expected nutrient levels through different growth stages
  • Predict yield mid-season and adjust nutrient management programs
  • Avoid over-applications of nutrients that don’t improve yield
  • This presentation is available at no charge, courtesy of Cotton Incorporated, through the ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource located at the Plant Management Network,  ‘Focus on Cotton’ contains over 35 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management. These talks--freely accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--cover agronomic practices, crop protection, and ag engineering.  This resource also features a new and improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers.  



    Phil Bogdan, Plant Management Network, 651-994-3859, pbogdan [at] scisoc [dot] org

    Stacey Gorman, The Cotton Board, 870-226-1445, sgorman [at] cottonboard [dot] org


    About Plant Management Network:  All subscription-based information on the Plant Management Network website can be accessed for one low $40 annual subscription fee. Plant Management Network,, is a cooperative not-for-profit resource for the applied agricultural and horticultural sciences. Together with more than 80 partners, which include land-grant universities, scientific societies, and agribusiness, PMN publishes quality, applied, and science-based information for the practitioner. 


    About the Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton.

      The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemmi